Galleries & Events
opening receptions: January 14 & 21 | cva Main Gallery
Exhibit dates: January 11 - February 14
Art patrons have their choice of two opening receptions for Branstner's exhibit of paintings and sculptures, BLACK NOISE—Thursday, January 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, January 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the UT Center for the Visual Arts. The January 21 reception will coincide with the Arts Commission 3rd Thursday Loop and is a featured stop on the bus route for the loop.
BLACK NOISE focuses on a series of moody and abstracted depictions and less obvious visions that begin with what remains of the industrial landscapes of Detroit’s River Rouge and the periphery of Toledo. Her work, often regardless of its subject, is always a reflection of her youth and subsequent summers spent at an idyllic Lake Louise in northern Michigan and her intimate, wrestling, and nostalgic relationship with the attracting complexities of Detroit, its surrounds, and Toledo, Ohio where she now lives.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Dayton, the University of Evansville, and Crown Equipment Corporation as well as in the personal possession of many private individuals. She has received numerous awards for her work, including three individual artist grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and a Canaday Award from the Toledo Museum of Art. Recently she has served as an artist-in-residence at the University of Dayton where her work continues to be regularly shown in the context of exhibitions of American art from the Dicke Collection. http://hollybranstnerstudio.com/
guest artist - Dan MCINNIS
Janury 18 - february 20
Photographer Daniel McInnis, currently living in Perrysburg, is originally from upstate New York. He received his BFA in Film, Photography and the Visual Arts at Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications. He has an MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design where he studied with Craig Stevens.
His work entitled "Heidi and Lily, Ohio, 2014" was selected as a finalist and shortlisted piece for the prestigious 2016 Outwin
Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
This same work was chosen for Third Prize in the 2015 Photo Review competition, juried
by Lawrence Miller.
Dan has taught as a professor of both photographic practice and history at Ithaca College, The American University of Dubai, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Wittenberg University. http://www.danieljamesmcinnis.com/
Arts Diplomacy Mural
Now on view | 1001 Indiana Ave, Toledo
Students in the Arts Diplomacy class at The University of Toledo worked with members of the Toledo community during fall semester 2015 to create a public mural under the direction of artist Dave Loewenstein. The mural is at the entrance to the James B. Simmons, Jr. Neighborhood Facilities Building.
The subject of the mural was determined through a collaborative process involving University of Toledo students and Frederick Douglass Community Association members and stakeholders.